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As snowflakes symmetrically formed falling from gray tumultuous clouds
and storms bursting in anger spewed their violence
my heart sailed beyond the storm into the sun seeking my parent's love
drifting high I searched for the comfort and security they gave me

The eye of a needle is small
a businessman cannot go through it
neither can a camel, so the Bible says
so sons and daughters are not dissimilar to their parents lives

Snowflakes fall to earth resplendent in their symmetry  
in falling to earth snowflakes lose their uniqueness
but soon merge with Mother Earth to nurture nature
and the planet that feeds us all 

Parent's strength is needed by children to traverse Life's eye of the needle     
a mother teaches her daughter how to raise her own family
a father prepares his son to find his place in this harsh life 
but parents grow old and need assistance 

Daughters carry the seed of her family's nature 
sons carry an urgent need to propagate the seed
daughters reciprocate the kindness learned from parents  
sons return to help when parent's need is urgent 

Snowflakes and needle eyes have different reasons for existing
needle eyes have a beautiful practicality  
snowflakes possess an intrinsic, salient beauty
sons and daughters are different but precious in their parent’s eyes

At the time of a parent's last breath 
sons and daughters will bend their knees at their parent's bed
to offer their last gift of love 
completing the cycle of their parent's lives

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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